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2014-03-25 23:27:42

Expedition on World’s Tallest Mountain to Use Innovative Mobile and Wearable Technologies While Raising Money for Nepalese Non-Profit San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Summit Stories, a philanthropic mountaineering project focused on bringing educational opportunities to underprivileged youth and local communities across the the world, today announced its upcoming expedition to the top of Mount Everest. Mount Everest is the world’s tallest mountain at 8,848mt, 29,029ft in...

2014-03-25 23:26:44

ENERTIA® CEO Michael Sykes announces three new Extreme EX models of the Award-Winning Green kit-home series, with beefed up thermal mass for more inertia, and reflective hidden internal surfaces like a thermos bottle. Because they are connected to the earth, and face the sun, Enertia homes can maintain livable conditions when there is no electricity, or fuel supply. Youngsville, NC (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Few homes are ready for the next Polar Vortex, with power outages and shortages...

2014-03-25 23:05:08

Local independent insurance agency provides tips and information to help spread awareness about flood safety in Michigan. Carleton, MI (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 National Flood Safety Awareness Week was created in order to draw attention to the many hazards associated with floods and to educate residents on proper flood safety practices. Since floods are the most common disaster in the U.S., Schafer Agency is offering information and advice to help prepare local residents and homeowners for...

2014-03-25 23:01:10

HOBO® U22 Data Loggers Monitor Potentially Damaging Increases in Local Sea Temperature and Determine Effects on Coral Bourne, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 At Naitauba, Fiji, a 2,000-acre island completely encircled by a coral reef, the Naitauba Reef Initiative is working with researchers from the University of the South Pacific (USP) School of Marine Studies to learn as much as possible about all aspects of the reef. Onset’s HOBO U22 Water Temperature Pro v2 data loggers are being...

Lake Towuti
2014-03-25 12:05:49

Brown University Using sediments from a remote lake, researchers from Brown University have assembled a 60,000-year record of rainfall in central Indonesia. The analysis reveals important new details about the climate history of a region that wields a substantial influence on the global climate as a whole. The Indonesian archipelago sits in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool, an expanse of ocean that supplies a sizable fraction of the water vapor in Earth's atmosphere and plays a role in...

Climate Change Slowing Down Deep Ocean Conveyor Belt
2014-03-24 08:42:04

Katherine Unger Baillie, University of Pennsylvania Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Irina Marinov and Raffaele Bernardello and colleagues from McGill University has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet’s climate....

2014-03-21 23:00:36

The Heroes Project is organizing a fund raising day hike to the summit of Mount Baldy on March 23, 2014 to help wounded veterans rediscover their strength and pride by scaling Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, later this spring. Civic Duty, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is proud to support the Heroes Project and Sunday’s Climb for Heroes event. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Civic Duty is proud to support the Climb for the Heroes 2014 fundraising event for the Heroes...

2014-03-20 23:25:31

The Siblings Program by Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) launches Siblings Summer Camp in June, 2014. These new foster care programs developed from an employee empowerment initiative by Valor and a vision by Executive Vicki Mayo of Valor Global Services while she was climbing Mount Everest. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Executive Vicki Mayo of Arizona-based Valor Global Services woke up at 2 am at Mount Everest’s Base Camp with a vision on how to help foster children....

2014-03-20 16:23:31

MONTREAL, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), at the Centre for Conservation of Boreal Biodiversity, 2230, boulevard du Jardin, Saint-Félicien, Quebec. About Resolute Forest Products Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market...

2014-03-17 23:24:06

A pre-owned 60 gallon triple motion kettle is now available for sale at Wohl Associates, Inc. (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 For those with industrial mixing needs, Wohl Associates, Inc. is proud to offer the Hamilton 60 Gallon Triple Motion Mix Kettle. This dynamic mixing machine is renowned for its utility and durability in industrial production. The kettle has a 30 inch diameter and a 24 inch deep mixing basin. This gives it a large volume and capacity capable of handling heavy duty production...


Latest Physical geography Reference Libraries

Pindos Pony
2014-05-19 10:46:10

The Pindos pony, also known as the Thessalonian, is a breed of pony native to Thessaly and Epirus, Greece in the Pindus mountain range. Its ancestors are believed to be oriental breeds brought to Greece by Scythian settlers, possibly a direct descendant from an old Thessalonian breed that was developed by the Greeks. The Pindo’s head is somewhat coarse looking with small eyes. The length of the neck and back are reasonable with a narrow frame. The quarters are underdeveloped and the tail...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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